his very short-lived series followed the Seated Liberty design of the era. Twenty Cent Pieces were struck from 1875 to 1878 with 1877 and 1878 being rare proof-only Twenty Cent Pieces. Philadelphia, Carson City and the San Francisco Mint all struck Twenty Cent Pieces.
The 1876-CC is the ‘key’ to a complete Twenty Cent Piece collection. 10,000 coins were struck but almost all were melted at the Carson City Mint. Today, a decent example of this rare Twenty Cent Piece easily fetches $100,000!
Attractive warm steel-gray surfaces that exhibit turquoise highlights and noticeable underlying remnant luster. A tough date with a mintage of 36,910 pieces.
A beautiful blend of white and champagne-gold hue with peripheral bursts of turquoise. While color captures most of the strongly mirrored fields, the frosty devices are mostly white. Eye appeal is excellent. Housed in an old 'blue label' holder.
Well detailed steel-gray surfaces with gold shading and an outer ring of turquoise on the obverse. Only 36,910 pieces were minted.
Nearly XF detail. Housed in an older PCGS holder.
A nice example of this better date.
Attractive warm steel-gray surfaces and solid detail. Only 36,910 pieces were minted.
Attractive steel-gray surfaces and a solid strike. A popular Carson City date with a mintage of 133,290.
Problem-free steel-gray surfaces. A better Carson City Mint issue with a mintage of 133,290.
A proof-only date with with strong mirrors and frosty design elements. A beautiful inner core blends a subtle gold hue with brilliant white. The outer core and peripheries blend shades of gold and turquoise with strands of fuchsia. Marks are minor and nothing more than define the grade. The lowest mintage date in the series with a production of only 510 pieces. This example well deserves to be the centerpiece of a quality Twenty Cent Piece collection.
A rich blend of turquoise, gold, and fuchsia flows across mirrored surfaces that still allow for appearances of white. Light handling blends in quite well and is of little notice. A proof-only date that saw a production of only 350 pieces. A tough issue and very desirable example.
A stunning example of this rare date with flashy deep mirrored champagne fields that contrast beautifully against the heavily frosted design features. A beautiful Gem with a plus designation that is nearly pristine. Only 600 minted!
Beautiful vibrant surfaces with modest frost on the design and flashy mirrored fields. A delicate champagne-gold tint accents this lovely coin and enhances the wonderful eye appeal. This is a proof-only issue from the final year of the series that saw a mere 600 coins minted!